Six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton found it “shocking” on Thursday that the Australian Grand Prix, the first test of the 2020 season, will be held as scheduled in Melbourne, amid a coronavirus epidemic. “I am very, very surprised that we are here,” said the Briton at a press conference.
“Money is king”, he added, to the question “Why was the Grand Prix still held when more than a hundred cases of coronavirus, linked to three deaths, were detected in Australia ? ”. “I do not see why I will not state my opinion,” said Hamilton, who stood out somewhat from his main rivals with these statements.